ST^HOD MflGJIZIDE ^n Illustrated Jffonthly GEORGE NEWNES Vol. XVII. JANUARY TO JUNE 'REET, STRAND The Strand Magazine. Round the Fire. THE JAPANNED BOX. a more vious prelude to an en; iut,' there -I ha STORY ( ! ' -■:: I io mi, as one goes through Thorpe Place ! which I am ever ik.lv lu have Ihrotieh il. old pie Norman, some of n ami the I'.ut I am glad that' 1 went lo Thorpe ESollanum-s claimed to have lived in that Place, for I gained well, as I tell you the situation ,ii»T long before the Conquest. It 1 don't know whethet von are familial wilh there, lho.se i mously thick grey walls, the that part of the Midlands which is drained rude crumbling stones, the smell as from a by the Avon. It is the most English sick animal which exhaled from the rotting part of England. Shakespeare, tlie' flower plaster of the aged building. But the modern of the whole race, was born right in the wing was bright and the garden was well '.■".!."; it i 11 i i i i it "i,.,. front Evesham, that Sir Joli Thorpe Place, and th THE STRAND MAGAZINE. deep ;i^ li' the; .lad I.rci ( ;i t \ . . iiut a .1 pen- Al hist, knife He had iuc\ e\cs. \u arv. hupelcss- led to a ( liMikiiu; ryes. i<l .11. 1 \ ' | >. "l-.li.. eyes anil a fu uhi.h . lull 1 ii ■- 1 v.im pitv and \vi dan d vim whom 1 lo show it. His back nas rounded with 'I'll.- i ■aiich. bill otherwise he was as lint! a look- than llu: in- man of his acs livcandtiflv pd'haps ofmy pti a- uould !„■. a little awed In' d could!' Indeed,' we 1 deal table, and a small shelf of b i]) the whole contents. On the ti I i't;:l 1. lietli ph ui.iph of ,1 worn. ROUND THE i bundles of letters o> pap< -is lasuiu-c! together household. 1 assure you that if I were with elastic bands. repeat to you ilk- lairs w hi- li aiv living aU Our interview was a short one, lor Sir tales of mysterious visitors there, and John Ilollamorc porooiu'd that I was soaked. win-, overheard In the sonants. and that I should ehan.ee without delav. might suspect thai Sir John had relap thought that every m; I stared at him in an •' What I : ' I eried, " talk with Richards, the agent, who had in penetrated into the chamber which cha had opened to me. That very afternoon ''That room has been kept si The greatest rip and debauchee i "Little beryl Clare, when she too ; been so a world of il THE STRAND MAGAZINE. she might have had die pick of ;i do/en, pathy which I h, would be like blood to a ligerexen mm." one before. He asked me also to index I "Thru her influence ,]ill hold-, him :'" lil.ian lil was one of the best private librari "That is the wonder or it. When she in Kngland). and I spent many hours in tl died three years ago, we all cvpecU-d ;nid evening in his presence, il not in hissoci.-i feared that be would tall baek i.iio his old he reading al his desk and I sitting in ways. She feared it herself, and ihe ihoughi mvss by the window lvdueing to order tl guardian angel to that man. and lived only spile of these closer relations 1 was nev for the one purpose. liy the way. did you again asked to enter the ehamber in tl he has oee;ision to be ;iw;iv. if onlv tor a lo loalhing, ;md in;ide me realize that n single night, he invariablv takes his black employe! still remained all that he had ev japanned box with him. Well. well. ( olmoiv. been, with the additional vice of hypocris perhaps I have told von rather mote than I What happened was as follows. should, bin I shall expect you to reci little piqued that I. the new-comer, should escort her back. The drive sweeps round have been the first to penetrate into the under the eastern turret, and I observed as I untrodden chamber. 1 Jul the fact raised me passed thai the light was lit in the circular found myself upon more confidential terms window, which was a little higher than our with him. heads, was open. We were, as it happened, my employer became an object of greater moment, and we had paused upon the lawn strangely human look in his eyes, those deep something broke in upon our talk and turned man who was fighting a ceaseless battle, Il was a voice the voice undoubtedly of holding at arm's length, front morning till a woman. It was low so low that it was would destroy him body and soul could it mistaking its feminine timbre. It spoke I watched the grim, round-backed figure then was silent a piteous, breathless, im pan 1 1- the eon-i'dor ot walking in the ga recti, paring sun d' \ujee. Miss \\ itlteiton eid I this imminent danger seemed to take bodily stood lor an instant staring at each other. this most loathsome and dangerous of all the hall-door. the fiends crouching closely "in his very " It came through the window," I said. shadow, like a half-coned beast which blinks "We must not play the part of eaves beside its keeper, ready at any unguarded droppers," she answered. " We must forget THE SIR A AD MAGAZINE. ROUND THE THE STRAND MAGAZINE. .arly cut profile were sharply out- passed away, but ,-tal. As if in a enough to resent 1:1. .1 pity which this stud- ious that this was would draw upon me. I have smiled at disregarded hatred, hut pity is 1 torpid brain household. I am aware of the rumours to privacy, that he which il has given rise. These speculations. imagined himself to he alone in the room. whether scandalous or superstitious, are such And then, just as it rushed upon my horrified as I can disregard and forgive. What I eavesdropping in order to satisfy clicking, and then the voice. ,, ' , ,„ l 1 ut 1 th I M, ( Im no: he a doubt of it. liut a voice so charged •• When 1 was a young man. sir. many \\ with entreaty and with \ earning !o\e. that it younger than you are now. I was launc clear, though [ami very faint, for they were gasping voice. " I am here at your very elbow, and shall be -ailil we meet oner more. purse suffered, my character suffered, 1 die happy to think thai morning and night I say that I had risen in order to announce my presence, but I could not do so while the spiiit that ever descended as a minislei lyill King, half sitting, paralyzed, astounded. angel from above. She loved me. looker 1 was. loved me. and spent her lite in mak words.' And he lie was 'so absorbed that exenin had spoken he might no, have heard itself to the level of the beasts. my halfartii ulaled apologies and explanations. uilhercdawai hclon m eves hi th. 1 He sprang aero-s the room, switched on the ov.n Mtil'i rin'-- and hei nun death, that thMii-.hl II was all „f m<> The on,- n. s eves gleaming with an;,f, his face thought. It was all of nit. The u twislcd with passion, as the hapless char whieli her Tale brought li. her was I he fear Mi ( olmnr, la n,el" \ !« h, u „ n i Im ' , 1 had been It was in What is the meaning of this, sir?" vain that I made oath to her that no drop of singular awakening. As iie listened the glow upon me she who had striven so to loosen of anger faded from his faee. and the sad, im- it and il haunled her night and day the passive mask closed once more over his thought that niv soul might again he within "Mv secret is vours, Mr. ( 'olniore." said "It was from some fi iend's go..,ip of da- lle. "I have only myself to Manic foi rela\ sick i i that she heard of this invention ROUND THE FIRE. 1 1 the very last that she breathed upon find no cause to regret having left my service, message to strengthen mv resolves and to meet again. " elain her inllneiiee upon lily actions. Into So this was the last time that 1 was ever icr ear I whispered thai twice a day for ever destined to see Sir John liollamore, anil I he passed gently away. him that ever-recurring, intangible, and yet " So now you have my secret, Mr. Colmore, intimate reminder from the woman whom Illustrated Inter world's genius it is a r 'r- ' •'- V not without a pra.hu irst rank. C f 'poe™ vhosfTgenlus 3 louhtcd as their place in the worlds n Hcnrv Kendall an<l the gifted l)t \<Iam l.lnclsav Cordon. To the dr las enntnbulcd 1 hidden ( 'handlers is to be regarded as a fully n. "Knglandcr. The department o ,'n rature is already re])resented by '""s\>l' Mrs. ('an'i'pl'ell l'r.1,',1. Mr. Roll' lioldrcuood, Miss Ada lioothhv.' and the late .Marcus Clarke hear eloquent leslimom : whilst die held ol erilieal and biographical writing liuds a worthy repre- sentative in Mr. I'atchetl Martin. lint Melba stands alone. Towering head and shoulders over every other aspirant to the highest honours of gland opera, the retirement of Madame I'atti from [lie operatic undisputed ruler of an empire probably 1 he proudesl in the sum of this planet's most ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEWS. msly worn by one who, i4 THE STRAND Tat," another of her father's estates, where ticularly poor prcaeher. At the condu- ct visits to Melbourne t!'in-l-ii -■ :„.: r^uin, <ii- ■-,■. v- \ \\;ts interested to find that llu- subject <>1 mi — csted tii.it »e should -in; a luiim. ■n the paternal side of the house. To this my mother asked me to play a familiar hymn, .ay her father sings in the local choir, and I accordingly seated myself, but, in revenge lis daughter told me she well remembered for having been so bored, 1 played - to the hnbre. He has always been passionatvly other-. ; i musie hall duty which had suc- 311 d of music, and is, in addition to his reeded in penetrating our wilderness I It ■oral talent (to quote bis daughter's own was called. 'Vim Slioiild See Me Dance the xpression), "a fiddler of no mean ability.' I'olka.' In the sequel. I received the well- "She was a natural artist not as regards happened at Melbourne. I was learning to music only, for one remembers it in the play the organ, and ( bad permission occa- general expression of her life. She was, sionally to practise on iln- great organ in the china, and the dessert service still in use playing, and fell into a reverie. When, at at home was decorated by her brush. last. 1 proceeded to leave the church, I "Did my father also foster my love of found, to my horror, I was locked in! music? Yes, indeed be did. to the utmost My playing having ceased for some time, the was my great joy, on Sunday afternoons, to locked up die church and left. You cannot sit on mv father's knee at the harmonium. conceive the agonv of mind I endured. The He would blow the bellows with bis feet. church was very dark, and the pulpit and hoard with one linger." ghosts. "" ll.- 1..1.1 I..I. k I., ,'";>' 1 ;,' 1 "*Z\ "I'uf' ter^marria singing. At lirst sin- sang as itraordinarily high ..r.l.-r. t ¥ recommended to adopt -:. .iii.l came to England to stu u r ;~7 ■r, 'history ..Ian exceedin acter. It will be seen tl III shaping h.-r public career, Madame Me moved in cycles of two ye •tl' "ll>i"g sli Id at the tim< clergyman or lay pr.-a.-lu-i- l.. .-.,uu- al.ni; At twenty ..in- she canK- lu Kurnpe in order on Sunday-, anil prea. h I., tin laniiK. III. In slu.h lln- all sin- had eleele.l tn f.ill.nv. servants, and .station hands often .|uitc a At twain three .... inr.-d In-r </.'/'"/ on the large congregation, particular!) at shearing- ..piratic stage. "Oin- Sunday I was then, perhaps. tin- distinction nl inimdiicing Mcllia tn the //./. USTI1A TED INTER VIE IVS. 16 THE STRAXD MJGA/JM-i. which I hau jusi in m|, 'nl'i n! in'', - -h perlormanc m,„M no't proceed since" the vetCran Verdi. Charles (imnmd <v,ith Opcia House Monsieur Cossira was not whom she had the piivili-i- of rehearsing imuiik-d with an understudy! As luck his " Fan- 1 " and - Komcoel liili^-iu- ">. pcic.r would h.i\ e il. though, among the audience Coring Thomas, the creator of '■ Fsmcralda.'' was M. Kngel. who had sun- the part with Tosti, and Puccini. In the ease of the Melba, not Ion- before, in Brussels. Orasp- I t bolunu (a ncwassumpti il I I i i Mi i s, which were gladl) in Southern Italy last summer; and, if all and gratefully accepted. The performance that we hear he true, she is destined to win proceeded, and lor several nights thereafter fresh laurels in the same composer's newest M. Kngel sang the part, work, "La Tosca," in which Puccini does for " Ai the close of the evening," added for Shakespeare's -Othello.' 7 " Madame Carnot sent lor me. It was during Nellie Melha is a woman of rare enthu Monsieur CarnoPs reign at the Klysee, and siasms. In conversation with me, she could so his wife was occupying the Presidential box not say too much in praise of Madame at the Opera, Being a woman of very quick MaiiMe M.i.ivhesi the onlv smgii ig-l ea.cher perception. Madeline ( 'arnnt had observed my she has ever had and whom she speaks of efforts at covering the confusion of my poor in terms of warmest affection and sympathy. colleague. I can never forget her kind words I asked the />r////a donna whether she has to me then, nor shall I readily forget the ever experienced 1 he excitement mv.\ danger sorrow 1 felt afterwards on hearing the news of a theatre fire. " Yes. on two occasions," of President Carnot's terrible end, and of London. In both cases the danger was By the lime this interview appears in print, happily averted. At Coven I Canlen the Madame Melba will be in the thick of her outbreak happened actually on the stage filth visit to the United States. Herprevious during a performance of 'Faust,' and the operatic tours of the American Continent curtain had to be rung down. 1 chanced have been full of varied and interesting they were battling with the flames behind " Melba stories that I know dales from her the curtain, I came in front and begged last tour but one. 1 1 was at St. Louis, where, the people to remain seated. Fortunately thanks to a late train, the diva and lier that most terrible of calamities, a theatre oomp.mv arrived only a very little time before myself behind the sconces once more 1 com- was, in fact, only just til There have been, not unnaturally, some Put Melba, looking do' striking incidents connected with ".Melba "s vantage into the orches s popularity at the Paris Opera dismay ar of the comparatively recent death of Madame Carnoi, who figured in it in very sympathetic were in morning dress. She prom for the chef tforc/icstre. The p< lei minutes 1, !,,,-■ come oil" the ^ moo: one ol Melba 's greatest, if not her the gentlemen of my orchestra do n< \e:v gie:Vsi assumption. It happened to appear in evening dress, I shall go on the stage. I owe a duty to t at the Opera Hou-c feeling \ cry unwell, but as well as to myself." apparently recovering hclon the opera began This inexorable mandate had i however, h : almost oomph ie!\ lost his voice ! later, suitably clad in the evening 1 1. 1 A -STKA TED INTER VIE ra§jjV' ^t58 ; k HMf Lagt- - - 4&<*~^^. Mii, ^H^Wa^'- : very interesting "group" photograph of awav liu moM intending episo< three distinguished Australian^ Mrlha, Mr. al 1'crnlcy was a vi.sit which the ill " Elegy " ; and here, diva, which she has decided to ptvseiil to play thai instniniciil in the Scots Church ai the Public Library of Melbourne. A bust of Melbourne) expressed a desire to try lb. the Melbourne Melba. by the Melbourne organ in the charming (II church of Stok< ])eculiar interest. Thereby hangs this tale : The rector, or ILLUSTRATED INTERVIEWS. the Gounod "Ave Maria," and ended party how she had enjoyed the *s in charge of the church, and whose s had heel) requisitioned to blow the enthusiastically rejoined, "Oh, it 11 beautiful, mm, but 'God Save the •were best of all!" ame Melba is fortunate in having imity-a br. their cicerone exclaimed, "This is he celebrated Melba used to dress ! " ■at singer's friends began to laugh, - t — -1 at the man. quiet ly ■rallv speaking I .els. During her la ■mpam and she still speaks of the regret ■h slie parted from them when they ged to return to their Antipodean r. Charles A. Kllis (original manager of the Host on Syin ■stra) to personally conduct her fn, ;:v,, but she. And then this son of Italy perceived that. might be, she still was " Melba.'' Melius large humanity that the simpler and she pleased to tell it. For example, "one mlliant career as queen of opera of of that company arc Torn in, and Gadski, Alvarez, li, Kraus, and B. \raus. and Honderesque. and the mnlrollcd by Signor Seppilli and Damrosch. As for Mclba's reper ' : Hamlet.""-Manon. : ' " I.es '• I, a Traviata." " Kigoletto." n that Madame Melba ca, which I take to be ould rather spend the in ICurope, although malicious. Resides. I was in I achieved to feel angry ; and appears in your article, and lit I .hall feel amply _ avenged. "_ THE STRAND MAGAZINE. ' An old lady, very leatly attired, mo<leM\ which, while unable to enhance their ;sed the foot- their possession. And I found it ;i pleasing id.mu- Mel ha rrllcction lh;il I had been .lcrordrd an appear- d l'i, <>'•<} l.id\ -.-marked. " Madame, audience of a queen who is delightfully I have just heard \ uu <ng, and I've waited unconscious of her sovereignty, and who, here in the hope lhat nm will K-i me take even if rohhed of the gifts which now enchant your hand." Mclha, deeply touched, im- the world, would still retain those qualities pulsively kissed the old lady on either which enchant her friends her bright intelli- cheek. This salutation won from its gemv. her ever ready sympathies, and her recipient these simple wonk whirl, Mel ha true womanliness. : p m ," replied Honor, James, of all |)eople ! " n her low chair, into the chair she had just vacated, her b in- to untie the eyes shining and hard " Uncle James, \\ d : wonderfully saved his ncplu w Im.iii destruction 1>\ holdi out a helping hand. Poor Jim!" i quickly at the Her clear voice broke for a moment, tli luiKirs listless linger " 1 pray nighl and morning cli.it In iperciliously. "Am I I dream of him. Honor, so often, our an? If Ronald hail seme hoy, as he was before he went a " Honor, Honor,' said her mother, a pained A pang shut through 1 loner's heart a- look crossing her lace, "how very unlike you looked up into the fragile face, and to be so bitter." regretted having been carried away to s Honor crossed over to where her mother of the prodigal. sal and dropped down on the rug beside her. " I le w ill come hack to us sooner or U ,-. „nly y, U- Ian, THE STRAND MAGAZIXE. She spoke with a cheerfulness she was far the pillow. Mourns heart contracted pain- from experiencing; the thought had often fully: her mother grew paler and more occurred to her ih.it Inn. her onh hnulu-r. fragile d;i\ h\ da\. and the doctors had said might he. hut he had always possessed a shock might prow fatal- A tear dmpped on warm heart, and would not have left them the thin hand lying outside the counterpane, had heen postponed, hut the prodigal still When ready for hed she lay in the delayed, and in a few days her marriage darkness, feeling every nerve acutely on would be an accomplished fact. the alert. I'reselilh Mrs. I.atnuer said -gond-niglit " The dock in the lull helow ticked .ind i\.-ni In hed After ligV.ing hci < ,im< II. s,.l,mnl\ ;md <\\:>V llii hour 1mm time to thoughts. She exam- ings. and picking up kindc, Mom I m ^'aiivSl HIS HOME com im; stomed to' the dim light. Uha, could il ni.an? ' S '- ' : icredulously. There tcre was a faint sound, which might haw en ;t box of matches falling on ,or. It was followed b) a smotl Miration. The figure stole awa Jim he, glance promised, as it was to be the last time, 1 laeaf my word I must get 01 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. No, no " Her Inr, ' ',': ■;,",,''" wcnl on speaking, Inr voir ■ vntnm-cl scorn. ;ui(t In- dtvw hack under I lie couch close by : "she mi lash of her glance. poor mother ! " " Why did ynu not die yc;irs ago? Only In the bustle that t I o- night we were udking ot' you, praying th;il m;idc good his esmpe. u you might, return, and /'//is is how ( lod Honor npplied tvMonui In Nature's Worksliop. indeed, that the membei ■?e.f g ' e i"o :m of a desert, l-'or ment of animal and v. friable life. Winn must have plenty of worms if you want to we come to think, ii could liardlv he grow corn or turnips. Otherwise. Things can only exist if' they ' lint there are other unconsidered creatures contain in themselves the conditions neces- besides these, creatures which perform for sary to existence. Ak unadaptcd animal us functions almost as useful ami important or plant perishes instantly. Spiders could as those of the can hworn;s ; ,■■ not live in an island which contained to devote' a few pages here to one such group, no flies ; kingfishers neeessarilv presup- the sanitary commissioners of the insect pose fish; and silkworms imply the world, as i will venture to call them— the presence of mulberry leaves. You cannot vast body of minor sextons and sixdegged have vultures wild in a country where there scavengers. Has it ever struck you that are no dead animals lying about loose; nor as you walk abroad through the rich green can you keep bees except when: there are meadows and pastures of England, you i, ,1. nun, i ii, t . i.n.,1 m,i , ,i,,/,„ ■ivies i.t' Knglish i.l.inl:'. and animals : ,1k. C^ranslderth- rlosuii, of the prairies deprived tin. .'. s:.i, whirl, caniin, Ik. all.avd Willi..,,, insidnahl, , Ii.., ,,'■!, .il.iv nf a, liana,, pi, , vs. how 'seldom on your i or rat' or adder, a de motived vivalur. „ perform it, tin aeajvaal, nit' valuable wu,k an ill.- r.->l .,!' ill..- plan, teems with life : but yd ..I animal v,„inn>,i)i,v. vlnvh I.U.I. a..,...,- real indebtedness In them. Darwin °v„fti!™ g ago that " ,c hun,ble and dc ~ tomb of the deceased THE STRAND MAGAZINE. ■ of cases. Thirty field- going \\,i> that to cross a human path is iterred from the stomach sudd i death to shrews, who are always of a single buzzard when it was shot in the suppo^ d lor other reasons to be witch-like act of digesting after a good dinner; and and uncanny animal--. If the road leads to - hurch, a fatal -trokr i- specially certain : :xton beetles. But they are crossing a road or pat IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. 27 sam s] i 1 ;r and take possession of gathered together. All arc eager in lake Knock has represented several kinds engaged then' eggs in the dead body. Some of tileiil hap|)ell> oil ell enouii.h in nature. Ihn ii' \ou may crawl up from the immediate neighbour <oum the number on any one dead bird or hood: others, summoned from alar, come animal, vou will almost ,ihv;,v; find they arc sidcrabie distances. They are, as a rule. pairs, male and female. No. 2 shows us the their hurving expeditions by night alone. beetles, after satisfying their own immediate The insect ju-i alighting from his (light. 1:1 hunger, proceed to bury tile carcass in a very the upper pari of the . cmnms and laborious manner. You would is then securely armour-plated from head to type. Very suitable for a navvy's mattock, foot, and need fear no foe. save birds which The little engineers begin bv excavating a Swallow him whole a very tough morsel furrow all round the body, and then a second and hedgehogs which crimen him in (heir inside that again, throwing the earth out of strong jaws before eating him. However, he each into the previous one; and so on till is well prepared for all such enemies, for he the carcass begins 10 sj n f inio the hollow, can exude when attacked a very nasty (hud They then dig and tunnel beneath it. carry - with ,1 disgusting smell : and this mode ol ;:i; out I. :«\- of earth, one after another, till defence, which resembles that of the skunk In; bv bit the carcass collapses into the hole. and the poleeat. umuiIK promts i !:■.;■; I, is| m iron:, then behind, and has reached a obtrusive inquirers. He must be handled level « ..:—!. rablv below the surface. Then THE STRAND MAGAZINE. is played in theKast by vultures and the o r moiv clieetuallv" and unobtrusively Thev se it by burying the they have retired into a clay cc [ only preventing ami are undergoing their transl ; the pastures in the perfect insect. We are h IN NATURE'S WORKSHOP. longer legs of the adult insect beginning to forms where our human eyes would b dcwlop. while the head assumes ""slowlv Its later term. The grubs remain in the cocoon through the winter, anil emerge in spring as I may add that if the beetles left the winged hrrllcs.whcU lllrV ih aWSV Willi their briliiant wing eases raised, in search of con- ground, the bodies would dry up, a genial mates and more dead held mice 1 . The best places lo look for all these beetles are burying the dead animal, the} provu the - keeper's trees, r ' on which game-keepers display considerable intelligence. to cm ourage flic others. If you 'tap one like gods bv the ancient l.gvphans. neighbourhood of Naples. lU's : and (Ik- mull, kvllcs haw industry in rolling a lot n[" dark, round hails ical insluinu-ni ni" liinr mvn in alnmsl as !»l; as rlvmsrlvi's alunjj; llu- sl.>pr> which lluy can rub against ground i> a!nv wii h ! \w ln^in^ and pu-hinu "U "l" [1 , I vpinn -I. . i r/pTsibleTngl? THE STRAND MAGAZINE. ■ imperfect Southern ;m,l Oriental Mih-t, Hut .is the pellet roll quickly, and the beetle' Rites tor a main drainage svstem. The balls are bv no means rapid runners, he seldorr ile about in the loose sc engaged in this habitual and quaint amuse towards him, he will oi;en give up the pur- ment. They have each collected a round suii ol" his lost property, and quietly and into shape; they are now engaged in trund- have seen great lights take place at ling their booty off at their leisure to times over a disputed ball: though some- Till very lately, it was universally believed IV the halls, and th.n the young -rubs hatched and deeply religious Egyptian inim 111111 I 11 I 11 < 1 suuititic know elusion. I opened nunihers of halls myself ledge and comparative groups of scientific from a hole) 1 discovered ;i h;dfgro\vn kivv.i. my own eyes as against those of even the most rfA^^Sch^^r'i'l 11,1 In Egypt, it has been universally believed e.illv out of nothing. The immortality of the soul and the resurrection of the body were to a place of safely, above the level of tile thinkers of Thebes and Memphis' instantly perceived a fanciful analog)' between the Nile. At any rate, scarabs abound in Egypt. At a_ very early date, it would mummy reviving when the expected day of THE STRAND MAGAZINE. death, like the partieulaih h\ Mr. the days of the month : it was said In Ik- very earb epoch in the Egyptian a male nnly, without a leinalc, and .so to typify " Fiom tin- earliest times until the e: the creative power and the paternal or the native monarchy," he says, "c maseuline principle in nature. Sun-worship, usages continued unchanged. Among as we know, formed a large pari of tlu- later was the inscription of names and. tc> (though not of the most primitive) Egyptian scarabs. The beetle which rolls befor religion; and the ball rolled hv the scarab he ought rather to have said behinc was therefore supposed 10 personify Ka. the "a hall of mud m which its egg is corn great sun-god. In one way or another, the was, at some period so remote thi practical elements in the religion of Egypt. became the symbol of the resurrection, cod, and scarab hieroglyphs re-creation of all tf. , so they buried torn:, that ot the revered insect god. they are ; and these were rendered still more sacred by their mystic From the living inscription^, wlm h consist of appropriate sacred by being religious phrase- in hieroglyphic writing. i the hob name from Eg M ,i. the belief.,, the luck and ubs of this kind. value ot engraved scarabs as charms or and regarded as amulet- pa^ed on to the Greeks, and also the Egyptian have been found: and in the old Etruscan from a seamen tombs siu h link) bca>t> are t omp.uatively is illustrated in common. They are mostly made more or ie live beetles in less in imitation of the Egyptian originals. 1 costly Egyptian beliel in the vim litvand talismanic character 7_V XATl. RE'S WORKSHOP. oches or suspended o the supply of the gi.-nuiiu- article dors not by each plant or annual itself for its own quite keep pace with tin.; increasing ik.- purposes ; it onl\ incidentally server lo mands ol the modern tourist: and there k benefit the others I bus the burying beetles antiques at Luxor." u Inn hundi ed ■■ m taUe and oslensiblv " U .. their own food and scarabs with nice imitation hieroglyphic the food ol" their offspring : it is merely iusci-i|ilious are neatly tinned out for the as an incidental refill, undesigned by -.belli market every season. selves, that they assist in purifying the air About sixty different kinds of live scarabs and the soil for all other species. Or, to trict in Europe, Asia, or Africa : and four trknis little crealuiv- .ire working individually of these kinds can be easily distinguished for their own ends. the\ are also in the wider as being individually represented in ihe old scheme of naliire «■■■ king unconsciously and ike their personal advantage u> perform good work for mily, but The good work pel formed by ihest a\engers numbers on the Surrey hills where I have and the refuse of fond were left about every- puehed im leni. Ibis Lrmhsh dungbeeile where freely on the open, germs of disease U[) neat little heaps of clean sand at the more commonly than e^.n ,il pr^.tit. liui mouth of its hole, like miniature mole- a large number of scavenger annual-, he ground, and the refuse as fertili? a shapeless into the first layer of th and foreign scavenger beetle* perform is hardlx a human Hade or a human activity a useful task by following tip animals which docs not find its eountcrpart some- was swaggering down the road his own little Nellie, tripping al to Shnrncliffe Camp: that is side ? and lie never thought of hi as much as his 5 II. 2in. of He had known her for years ; as children prettiest girl in Kolkestone was holding on toother, and when he was a little older lie affectionately to his left arm, and in his right used to spend the pence he got for holding hand he displayed to lull advantage his new horses and running errands in sweets for silver-topped cane, the result of several Nellie: and now thai ihev were grown up. weeks' savings. and that she was in service and he was "Little Willie," as his comrades of the wearing a red coat, they "walked out" " o- ei. I ' h "special enlistments." He "When I get my stripes, Nell, we'll get was running riot throughout the country, Xell nodded her assent. and the inspector surgeon had passed "'()\v long 'II diet he, Will?" htm, saying that he was sure to grow to " Not so very long, neither," he said, his -:.:iul.:vi: h. : .'it as he was only just eighteen. boyish face lighting up with the ambition of glanced at the set look of strutted through the town be, maybe less- they're a-wanting f 'ilerea loud voice behind them put ai to further confidences. *■ I llo. little where are yer a-going, so aughtydike? won't as much as look at a pal ! " The two stopped and looked round a WEEPIN' WILLIE. that looked down prnicctingly on were the admiration of tin- parade, and even nkiml in general. So without further the colonel wondered liow thc\ always looked c ranp.il up on the other side of Nellie so bright and spotless. Willie was' an ideal i " Pleased to meet yer. miss." soldier's servant, anil was quite happy if he on the other side : however, there was under his heavy rille. with blistered feel and t forastroll. Nell was distinctly patroni/ing. eonlidence ; and so It eame about that there Why don't yer grow. Will? \"er ain't as was never sueh an ideal soldier's senant as his was an awful blow; up till now, in one of the disused huts of Shorneliffe ie had been the only one person who Camp. The hut was packed with unbelted that she should turn on him like this of the | alar ,nngs. anil passed round good sighl broader in lie shouting spicy ami personal re the shoulders than ever vou 11 he. Why, 'e'd and' laughing table as a Alter half an hour's walk these amenities middle of a song and accept a think lint .: his company. , il was a great relief to both. link ink-rest in the proceedings. W ilia unnoticed : whv he had come .11 all he lav on his hard barrack bed" that night and not know. Perhaps il was that mutlciij preferable lo the deserted ban.a , room his present stale of mind. There he sal 1 ill Isi lure. N lh ' ' ' ' 1 1 11 1 ' ,' 1 ivas absent from the rendezvous, and lie n the hope of meeting her. lie did meet quiet about?" d line gave all nipiTCi p the bully shouldered his w.n through ivenl straighl hack to his cheerless barrack- Willie's com' to give us a oormir song : " Captain Archie Trevor was Little Willie's tormentors closed up around him. THE STRAND MAGAZINE. id of applause followed tl tcatly tripped up our young gallan' mug?" Big Hob said, as he caught tip the and deposits tankard from the floor. more he struggled to his feet, but as he "In course, if yer ain't wet enough looked round the circle of grinning faces, -Males, the nipper's 'inled as 'mt I'm his life unbearable, he felt a lump r souiflV: Then lake vcr bloomin' tipple; throat ; his fists ill Oi'll \i,v none of it:"" and he poured the se ' ' every time he thought of it. And so the tn, you\e not heen crying .' '' hattalinn as a drat: m uiakrg i tin- r;iv.i^-s 'd past, slir applied ;i niiiH I" ; STRAXD MACA/JXE. treat now ! " Big Hob shouted to Little Willie, to smash : who was slavering along under die weighi <>i "That'll make some of the hoys perspirite. ing creeper, and he measured li m thinking," Sergeant Thomson replied, as the ground, his rifle going off as s eyes followed the direction of Big Bob's Immediately a young recruit il \\a-. ,il 1 II I Captain 1 11 I I I "I'll send the men up lo that ledge in thing. The men were all over the plac skirmishing order," he said to one of his some of them a hundred or more van can re-form and do the rest with a rush ; 1 parrs, and then discharging their rifles fro fifty yards to the summit from there. What they gradual!) worked their way upward do you think. Mason?" the tribesmen's good shooting began to tal not, as we've got to do it, and the general then one of the lieutenants threw up h will be coming along on the far side in hands and fell forward, shot through tl another couple of hours. By Jove. Trevor, heart in the act of kicking a man who w; .s the m half-past four now. How many of them are mere chary of exposing til ' Only 'a couple o!" hundred. I suppose, on the sky-lint'. could play the very devil with the brigade: strewn hill-side, and the s it's a sheer drop of ix. I'., into the mad from lktlc closer up to their she where they are, and they'd be rolling those bent their heads down a great boulders on lo the fellows' heads. There was not a man then Company, fall in. 'Trillion! Vou will ad- have called a coward with <il" buffaloes, with wild cheers and idc llins. niii'g.Ts on the skv dead and wounded. Hut, scattered a ■Uv'illlll Willi ii-. lit t K less nun will widen mil .is fir coming in sight, it was too much to :s, and continued the as niin- with i m i H » v, placed his hands in his "Than! wishm lor this e\ dhows preparatory understand 'eard aright when 1 saw all the utlu It was Willie's first Iconic him : " I'll get you to repeal t disguise die out of this cursed liuss ; i c duskv '."* Captain Trevor said, as he clainbarcil up chicl In [In- summit again, i losch pur- ■ -wni- ...l ledge k that was shcltel sued by tin- Knglishmcn, while all along g the two men. " I'crhaps those beggars ilu- slope whiu- helmets and bright steel . Once re opening I.- itilated " his helmet, to snatch a and the next nunm-nt Captain Trevor Mag (, Hides cavalry, die aihanoc guard of lin- gered, and would have i.i'ilen had not the brigade, came clattering along the mountain Carefully, and exerting all his strength, for Trevor was a big man. Willie lifted him II was a proud day for A Company when over his shoulder, and began slowly to all llir l-'inga! \ alley brigade were paraded in be saw the tribesmen on Vinon'a ( 'ross. and nn man cheered louder lenly leap to their feet. and. than big Bob. bought it' WEE PIN' WILLIE. Maje,lvV tiolh Line late ,,f the ['in; jntparetl with 'im, least- dirty scrap of paper , conmii trial "lain '",!n'"n t'l ic. Then there L-c cheers lor ' Wcepill' words " l-'eir tipper, the l.ravcst man lastly, a line . 1 nimal t : rieutlsliip. axj.ua /. i-Rji:\i>sini\ id they had doubtless been acctts- v.arm I'ur eloak about litem. So This I il, ' Might she take them to bed him to perfont will ;l(Ii)j)| ihelll,' 1 SUggeslcd, not intending his name nut to be published, but who- statements we have very good reasons l th'Hlgti! 11 an excellent idea, anil iirh'd Upon believe to be absolutely" true, send.s us ll extraordinary pholo. uiwn below. "Aw; out in New Zealand," our kindly coir h>m -cat, fat and amiable; he lived in the spondent was able to take this curious pi M-hoolrooni In a wadded basket, which jnsl lure. lie tells the following story in eo fitted him comfortably.) "lie will cat them the bystanders, 'and perhaps it is just as are mother ducks, and some ducklings ■ mine, appearing neglected, were put into small box, with flannel, to add to the slufTed into his lap : they at. once nestled comfort. As one of our cats happened ' down and Molly went off to sleep again. Some of ns looked in later in the evening to was sitting up washing the rabbits 1 It more ado Minna jumped into ilw box. ai was the funniest thing in the world : he evidently remembered his own nursery days. there and then adopted them as her vc own. When tbev fell out of the box, si hgh si his Strang charges When he very tenderly picked them up in her moil and replaced them. When lliey peeked THE STRAND M; ut besides having to siK-klL' her own offspring, of ;t unding si> gloomy, sad-eyed, and reproachful and i die right, she also has to nurse the as t' '\ i i ; '"i-,,"',n'| l, '',''' ! '"' i r ! «'" '','". T 'n'h'k 'j'"'"" "l U | N " ' V^f. on the milk of the mother ass. searches for I^^BJ tfl^Hi The pretty terrier shown : n the next illus- the dog. if the BHtA. ^%Bfck puppies all died soon after birth, leaiing the happen to be [.__. _ ^_ : ..i the dog was inconsolable. Il refused its ruler in the immediate neighbourhood,.!™! the food, moped, and grew thin. One day. how- clog seems ' k'lunginj; to hmdi in tin: sl;>hlo. aml'.-iru- nl'ia'i iillimal ii k it-.. Nn licn-nmlhi-r THE STRAND ^MAGAZINE. Miss Cayley's Adventures. By Grant Allen. fTURE OF THE ORIENTAL ATTENDANT. | In, ll „ ll, , l,,l „ll,l , < refuge in \sia Mriea Mncriea \ustralia II, ,ll, mi. or the I'aeifie Islands. Still no news from Harold I It was cruel, I thought. My faith almost flagged. lie til tl„ papers ,1,1, took his guilt is certain was a man and should ho brave How could judging an untried cause, they treated hint already as the detected criminal, the fugitive just think to what serious misapprehension it and waiting for Lad}- ( leorgina. It was earl}-, too earl}-, hut oh, why didn't she come! Unless .vecvec/r soon svuip.nhi/ed /ening at latest. As to details, authorities eery -rand carriage driving up to the door- iffered. The officials of the ( ireat. Western way the porch with the four wooden .ail way at I'addington were convinced that Ionic pillars. I took no heed of it. I was wrecked, and Harolds with it. Vet, dimly through the mist. I became conscious after a on die other hand, were e-jually certain dial while thai the < mi _ \ lit (I it li dim he had slipped away with a false heard, in prince; 1 could set- the hi. iek faces, die white company wilh '-his accomplice." [ I i — msun, unbans, the gold limeades of the alteiidants by the .S. i5 p.m. to I'arix EvcivIxkK took in the dickey. Then it came home to me it lor granted, however, that he had left with a pang thai this was the Maharajah. London. It was kindly meant : yet after all that had Conjecture played with various ultimate been insinuated in court the day before. I destinations Spain. Morocco, Sicilv. ihe wasb\ no means over pk-ased thai his dusky Argentine. In Italy, .aid the Cltro,ihh\\\i- Highness should conic to call upon me. might lurk tor a while he spoke Italian Wails have eyes and ears. Reporters were fluently, and could manage to pul up al tiny hanging about all over London, eager to osh-ric in oul ol'lhe-wav places seldom visited distinguish thcm.selves bv successful eaves b\ laiglMiuien. ! le might in Albania, dropping. They would note, with brisk there, and might in turn be hunted. lie in tin- day on Mi»I.ois ( avlev. with whom some remole .put in I he < 'arpal hia lis < a I he consultation.'" I had half a mind to send balkans, said ihe (huh Vf.v.e quite proud down a message that 1 could not see him. leaden-foot'ed justice in this age. said the shame of the cross-e\ed n.C.'s m ept-akal >it THE STRAND MAGAZINE. Lack in liis pla<v with his lordly Eastern air. u, Rajput llu yea, irl.e) Schiangi nliad. I remembered he had Mri attendants in the dickey descended ob.-c<jui- the features of ,i. high hum Indian gem dr^M'il as usual in rich Oriental stuf'K and all vaguely recalled the highest type He bent forward respectfully with Oriental the Eastern temperament. Now, he h suppleness to take his Highmss's orders. blackened his face and hands with soi entered the porch wilh the wooden ionic later and the resemblance to a Rajp pillars, and disappeared within, while the chief was positively startling. Ill his £0 Maharajah loMed liis hands and seemed to brocade and ample white turban, no pass A minute later, a knock sounded on my doubting him. nd faced him. The Mood ■•Thai's bad, darling'. I cheek. " Harold ! " I cried, had Iran, warned mv li.ee \lv jov overcame nie. He Indian." li, arms. ' I allowed him. un " I.ove has sharp cws." Fo r the first time he kissed me. can see tlma.eh l.rick D VESTURES. Harold. But all London, I am sure, would He arranged all this ; it was his own idea been arrested the moment the jury benight Hinduism. I don't suppose the disguise "And why were von not " I asked, draw hut il will last lung enough for us to get ing back. "Oh, Harold, I trust you: but salelv awav to Scotland." tvhy did you disappear and make all Ihe "Scotland?" I murmured. "Then you ivorld believe you admitted yourself guiln ' " mean in I rv a Senieh marriage?" He openedhis arms. " Can't you guess ? " " It is the i nc; . c lie cried, holding them out to me. be married to-day, and in England, of course, he murmured, leaning nvei me anil clasping keep us waiting about for a day or two. me. "If ever I were pom. friendless, hunted In Scotland, on the other hand, we can be To-day, except you and dear (leorgev, I steel, dear fellow. Do you consent to go very few days I shall doubtless be a eon- good sicad. "Implicitly." I answered. irrevocable. You ■ he torn from you I In II l" i I iid " '',',""" ', "uough my tears. were too full of thought lor words.' Then "This makes amends lot all," he cried, suddenly. II. cold mused himself. " Uc must " Lois, to have won such a woman as you, I precious, ewry minute's delay dangerous. that I hid myself last nighl. I wanted to "Go down?" I exclaimed, clinging to "And after we tire married?" I asked. What is your programme?" "I shall give myself up at once to the 52 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. ten," I said, sobbing. " It is a brave man's "Bloomin' fine cricketer!" one porter hat will, I will strive! I , „' ill, vi ViL not m> dusiv'fo, 'nigger tin "I knew you would," he cried. "I was otlu-r man replied. " I'ust-rite bowler ; but. it mistaken in you." Lord, he can't 'old a candle to good old We embraced again, just once. It was Ranji." .lie enough after those years of wailing. As for myself, nobody seemed to recognise I drew back. "Not with you, dearest," rirrumstanre that, tin- evening papers had whispered. "Not in the Maharajah's published rough wood-cuts which professed image. You must start by yourself. I to be my portrait, and which naturally insom." raw-boned, hard-featured termagant. He saw I was right. It would avoid I took my seat in a ladies' compartment lm tnd im litil In vn travelling jacket i '• Decidedly, " I answered. "Go Partab. Don't come near me aga: glass. The seconds were precious. I saw get to Edinburgh. It is danger tin- Maharajah drive away, with Harokl in The police may at any moment heat Oricnljlh ,il nl II, looked ill, ,'erv eounte, part of the Rajput by his side. Then 1 descended the stairs and walked out boldly. As I passed through the hall, the servants ••■Sou are right," he cried; "Lois and the vi-itors stared al nle and whispered. '!"■■, > -:■ : with nods and liftings of the I 'wished' 1 could think so mys e;e hi, ,w. . 1 was aware that that morning I 'twits with serious misgivings that At Piccadilly Circus, I jumped of a tra Oh,°that"long journey" north, al. sudden into a passing hansom. " Huston \ " ladies' compartment with the fee ■ quick! I have no time to spare." And. as able : it was an endless agony. He had the the man drove off, I saw, by a convulsive Maharajah, who loved and admired him, to up before ied his Int to me 'iholfh nihotiViso he journey would be taken' by everyone for a ,ok no overt notice. Hut' 1 saw his keen res follow me down the train. Harold, in le. One or two porters, and a few curious i ■''■ ■ - That's the , hap as was up yes immediately surrender himself. ■taige: to his neighbour. Hut nobody 1 11 111 underlying hang-dog e: link I t U I i i I 1 II I I winrhin- the Mahaiajah ;iiul myself, as mi--- of the AsluuM will rase. i le al-o lingered the) had nut \vt :;iie^cd th.n Harold had and thru went hark to confer with the dciec- disguised hiniM IT. ()Ml ..["tin two im.uial.if liw. I'liu-, puuing l\w> and tv,o together. his pockets, along the train once niore. told in our favour. Most men trust much to and pi.ned a cig.n' un.h the nonchalant air just such vague expectations. They form a of a sporting gentleman. Bui 1 was certain theory, and then neglect the adverse chances. anxious to exhihit. that he must be a spy detective hv taking him thus, psychologically ) MAGA7JXE. far as I could tell i. and 'scribbled a "Take this to a black said, "in a r ,,1,'nU touched his hat, nodded, smiled, and took it. Would Harold see tomed stoppages. I running through ? Oh, learned the interpreta- Then gradually, gently, and waited, r. 1 1 ;i.ppil\- ,■:::„■,! slip e. No need glance '.:-.! thiol!-] ii ping ■scaled the -. u (li>.i|»|)i-an-(l. tlu- dctrctiu'.. In-ad observing the M^nals, doubtless, to discover J//.V.V CAY/.EVS ,i/)i/:\7tav:s. Harold's face just showed from another at Dunbar: and as the train happened to pull up. we thought we needn't waste time by might cillicr of them Ik I'alal. He glanced inquiry at me. 1 nodded back. "Now! ' '• Ye should have changed at licrwiek,'' jumped (.111 ; so did Harold. We faced one dentally) at our extravagance in paving the extra fare to Edinburgh and back 'I'he detective, still absorbed on the signals, In >pile of agnation. 1 managed lo summon never once looked back. One second later. we were safe at Dunbar, and he was speeding ere now had melted the hearts of rickshaw awav by the express for Edinburgh! coolies and of French douaniers. He thawed before it visibly. "Time was important to us," I said — oh, he guessed not how im- For half a minute I coul.l not speak. My Ilrio)ir'VlianilX , '1 ! !,eMVl,e"t!ion'i,',a"le! good for the company 1 " "Thai's true," he answered, mollified. He "You can't get out here/' he said, crustily, in North liritish shareholders. " But how about THE STRAND MAC A /.INK. eart-soften- Scotland for twenty-oni n fancies,'' prcecdine the mania-., i tdced (such is the " If you were Scotch." I men). I fell myself go through the ccrcmom ami glanced loivard-, llaiohl "an Indian- born subject of Met Majesty, il would be impossible for me to do il : the ceremony would be invalid, under Lord brougham's V anybodv would appcalingly. " Harold.'' \ tv lace and heard " do you think we could n I. " bm. perhaps selves safely anywhere in S j/z.s.v c,i y/./; v.s .i/)iv:x/-i.-A7-:s. other of us, puzzled. "Harold?' "Harold? ' Thai doesn't sound will rase?'' 1 said. and then urn inusi line ahnul it in the can : later on, it lllen I added. 'slow]'. '■' rl,i- is Mr. I I .,',', '.i'l doubtful. Does' he look like a forger? 1 want in Veal handbook. before Lord brougham's ■ are married, he will marriages. The usual phn to the police - if you marriage does not bold goi must be. ( ;,„■/' vou manage it somehow ? " usual residence in Scotland, or else has lived M |l ;o« ton hcdl.il II I] ceding the date of the marriage. ii' vou forebears. Lad, < iiimo ere Tillinglon's son. like, i will wail I nstill Iho authorities." is it not? Then vou must be Younger of "Xo. thank vou.'' I cried. "There is no lime to lose. Marry us first, and look it up afterwards. 'One or other' will do. it seems. "What does he mean?" I asked. "Younger of ( '.lcdcliffc ? " 1 remembered now- that Mr. Tillington is Scotch enough. 1 am sure : the phrase had occurred in Mr. Ashursl's will, lite marriage turns out invalid, we only though 1 never understood it. ::::;; , ; ,/\ "A Scotch fashion," Harold answered. "The heir lo a laird is called Younger of so- name in Dumfriesshire: a twa small estate: "Then you are a Scotchman?" the ,1, legal lorn, before foe witnesses. Then he " I have never counted myself so," Harold pronounced us duly married. In a quarter answered. I'ranklv: "except In remote descenl. of an hour more, we bad made declaration lo YVc are treble of 'the female line at ( llcdolil'l'c ; thai effect before the sheriff, and were form still, lam no doubt more or less Scotch by ally affirmed lo be man and wife before the hold in t'.ngland as well. purpose. But then— the lady ? " "She is immitigatedly bnglish." Harold of Canterbury in Westminster Abbey." Harold lurued lo the minister. "Will "Xnl quite." I answered. "I lived four you send for the police?" be said, calmly. i charge mi a confession of foruyrv ? " llic [ 1 1 II 11 il I sake of jicltin^ married, nol to escape appre- hension. I am here, openly, under my own decide: if you choose, you can arrest me." The siiperimciHlcnl conferred lor sonic time in another room with the sheriff, '['hen o the study. lkling of a plan to set 1 [amid ritdil aeuin The will we had proved but I must i When we parted, Harold kissed me on I irehead, and murmured rather sadly, "N ippose if- "" Unique Log- . 1 larks. n-.iiiiK-ii. Logging ramps nf I. >g,;i.uks and cattle-brands ; 1 the heart of a forest. vided In law, placed on a die in limb.. '-.and planks! I'hcrclor.. ', | ., ..',',;,, S, J When tin- I hauled, perhaps several " ^JL . . Is has left the saw- miles, to the hank ot the f m m f^f—i . mills further and further mar. Some o, da- eamp- J M f > \ / from the product with,,,,. contain as inanv as ,00 or I \ / \J lu.htl in 400 men, and this force is HI W \# and the logs have to be kept liusv during the entire J 7 I floated great distances. hauling thin, to l':ie n\ee Here lhe> .ire e-iia'. ,\\A 0:1 ,l,e Mississippi river logs are |,laeed 11, hug, piles, .\>u\ it is at this tune frcouciilly laken as nuieh as 300 miles, that the log-mark ,,f the owner is piaeed epon On one r : \ei perhaps a dozen or more them by an individual known as die ••sealer.'' In inhering linn-, having no connection with whose dul\ it also is 10 measure the diameter ear], oilier, are operating, and when spring of each log and keep a record of it. comes all their logs are rolled into the In curious log-marks— odd ar k during a log "drive" is the ii most dangerous connected wil ■pels. Irogs, hahies. yokes, daylight, so that tltev may eat their break- THE STRAND MAGAZINE, big from bank to Iwnk of the stream, form- tcred ing an almost solid wedge, which constantly of a Ivrnnu-, larger am! more compact. Ii i-- and' is termed. A remark- in length. Anothi f, extended ten miles. f\ T T f | \ Quiiw. near the head of .river was also the Mvne, ft II I Lake TemiscamingUc, when ity years ago, of perhaps _ ^^ \t^ JL he heard a young Iivneh trtr ttinilv. jumped upon one. With hold the string of logs forming ilo- booms. in i:o poes,[s !„- .10. -i.on.o.ly A river is divided off inlo a siiftieient number hi- impriniscd !err\ to take him of " booms " to pro\ i.U- a separate boom lor osite ,hore le. iiialsiie.,111 :h, logs eaeh linn or intli\ ideal having logs ' ■' .d through a rapid. Here the log "' began to re\ol\v i.ipidly in but ite speedily checked tlr then stretched This swings only a few and all the time w.i. whistling eheerile. between the first and second booms for apparent!) wholly oblivious of the danger. those of another, and so on. As the logs When the log upon which be stood was are lloaled down from the stationary -drive" swept across the river and above, which, perhaps, fills 8. / — ~ M the men whose duty il is to % *■ 1- rate the logs catch them I '"'■> •"■'■ fl "-'"'' 1 ous work of log driving. down to them, hastily glance driving, that he has frequently seen the bank, pull themselves and the log to a point drivers cross rivers which were comparatively due. tly above the boom of the owner of the Iree of log.,, -i! warding noun a log and log. and then release it. and permit il to lie web lb, ii l,cl in., king il rovo:»ci|Ullc swii'tlv. carried In the current inn. lis- prop, i hi With tile aid of in a diseased craving of some undistinguished in Knglish. The story was told us in tin couple tor notoriety, or, as is more likely, in beautiful garden of I. he Chateau Juvisy. th. a lark of striking headlines tor some very magnificent house which is now M. Flam stinguished by an imagine ■ before I had entered a balloon, I was, at tion very rare in men of science, and liis heart, an enthusiastic aeronaut. To hang in theories of the inhabitation of the stars are of space above, looking down upon the rolling a very striking and beautiful character : while world below, and all the little people in it, many other of his astronomical speculations u;b tor wars the height of all my ambitions, are similarly bold and original. Nevertheless, I never expected to make an began more than thirty years ago, and since ing as those which actually accompanied my that time he has been a most enthusiastic first balloon experience. aeronaut : making very numerous aseents and Just before our mariia-e. in diVus-dng with p riant Riitii I II I I 1 li li. mid take. I begged him tnnsTmdln M, j in, (1 , tl 1 , il il ' ' l , th ' like circumstances'" meteorologist and aeronaut. It is of the M. Flammarion understood my meaning wedding trip performed in a balloon by at once. Indeed, the same thought had A WEDDING TOUR IN A BALLOON. 63 From this moment Flammarion was busily be as vou wish, of course. In faet, t en-aged with th ■ crnn.iu M In] llod.rl .... i'w . .irry fou, tnd as we otirselvc consequence of Flam- Unfortunately, the 01 vcrv dee[) offence to a u maile memorable the first u-ui[l'.\ man -0 d. e;i. la the Abbe was almo estranged from my httshan before' a registrar in ICng Sophy, ulml, 1 cvpeet to he Km in' The end he waived tlndard had had an \,| amUas no, u, fission, -nrh as is usually ' '■'. Catholic ceremony. The short, had finished, ami > marion's determination in this respect. :ci :n- \ igunais hand s, :/cd the la idee s am eloquence and his pains went joyous voice cried, "And ^ftfe confusion of our happim we had <|lli[e iorgolten tl pleaded the excellent Abbe. the breakfast lo which. a matter of fact, he had be W^^H "No! Never! Not even «: ^m that!" was Flanm.arion's final answer. mom. installed hinis, "Then,'' persisted the fortably, and careful Abbe, " you will at any rale hS^H lavour malting connectetl am mfte ^%b'*™ "Most certainly," Flam- marion replied, ^rather m ' ' ,'„, , t ,,,:, ./ ' '' ' evening in our halloo balloon/' friends. I 1 ivc filled this bug uith 111 THE STRAND MAGAZINE. watching, '["he weather was perfect, hut we should manifest itself! '"' umeiiow-!" But what of the Abbe"? When the start he stammered.'" "What what's this? Kit the d.iv when l-.rn.-M Manimanon called nn I ire . '„ ' "d i'i " i l», "it i ,, , \bb ."bin found 'that h "t i" '!w"!'"t'roi,'i joke, but the simple truth. We cult en. IW home, at 1 .a Yarcnnc Saint Hilairc, which he In had an apopleeti, lit indeed, lie irn die Abbe's servant assured Idaniniari.in that nearly died. What should we have dune il he would be back, doubtless in the evening, the lit had occurred in the balloon ? 1 le is So a note wars written and left on the Abbe's The poor Abbe was thunderstruck. "And in a balloon: do not miss this celestial " I've been telling everybody I know 1 People o'clock at the gas-works of La Villette. — should have put them : but that's beside the August, oS;.,) dawned brilliantly, and the question — they came. And now we are day fulfilled the promise of the dawn-- -a trot to go! 1 shall be the hiughin:: stock ilciightfiiliv equable temperature, a gentle of all my acquaintance 1 It's too bad too breeze, and a bright sky. And at five we bad I " assembled at the gas-works— our aeronaut ough th ' mained melancholv. not\\ithsl;mdin» the mem occasion, ami the fact that Madame 11 il,,,, ,, i, ,nd mtts, h,s. with a number Oodard, who was present, assured him that In parting from him. f'lanimarion cheered him hy the assurance that he .v/ev, Id <_;o up in a balloon ahvr all. for, in fact, the project was only deferred. Anil so the Abbe departed the end of title.: hours, find the balloon hopefully. Hut who can count on the . this case, though Codanl and bis assistants end of the matter. The balloon, which rolled and swung wedding day. On the eve of the day fixed before us, had been specially made for us, f'lammarion. the publisher came to see us. had a magnificent dark golden tint, most sunshine. In vain we awaited the Abbe. We become, and one had very few opportunities Mailed bis receiving the note, or whether he- might be ill. It would soon be impossible or should from any cause toiv^o bis claim. to wait longer. The ball i trembled, and the great globe rose, little by little, from the Krncst quite understood the situation, and ground. Soon it was a Irulv beautiful obje. 1. weight we seemed ic by admiration of the wonders about us. of a candle. At tin's time oiu height «as Nothing so magnificent had I ever about ;,oo or ( oo luetics, and we ga/cdmcr , the fields, and tile- wu.i. I- all l.ilipu e passed '(.v el the Unites ( 'hainiionl Till: STH IN/) looked, and with a cry he inslantly snatched ricnccd a good bath in the Maine the pipe away. "Do vou want in blow us gerous river in these parts, all up >" he exclaimed." (iodanl threw out ballast, and w, IhilC.odardiuolvIv laughed. "11a: ha!" higher still. "What will the Abbe l! light to' it! " ' :i : ■!,■.., i.l "Hi rn... '. n\ (1:1111m! ,,s iii full daylight, and the linn mild perceive sometlihm innvine. height of i.poo metres, and we seemed to In he said. ' entering into another world. Here all Naluri ' ig air. far below. were in the clouds. My husband li ■ Ida ario He' Ham ■ rihod li, "This is the place, "this is the place, cl scape while alps, glaciers, valleys, ridges. i ■ . ■ stic panoramas. Slupend ous combats between the clouds arose and hurled and flung themselves in mighlv com 'i-' of the mists. ;mk1 -..lilm- -rivm-lv under li-lil. U'.is n ,i liuhihouse ? No. w the deep blue sky, in i he pak- light of the far in mi tlu: sea. Reassured on this point, moon. we are soon uneasy in regard to another, I'm A Peep into " Punch." **-*$ -*/■ Lrz^ 4^. f^/r 77//; STKAXD = _. sss ^if 1 ' l^rrTT liP ' ^f ^dsK. * ;v 13 N~ "je iw-i ut flS^ '\ ; Mi» £ :^^ jBJM| -\« PSSIjfc- ---■■ I'll ; "tin; mhti. K^INTRODUCTOX very ;iri of writing the t it It.- Mr. Spu -Inunn has tvcordrd thai lliuv ;iiv a-, many versions origin of the periodical itself. II I I I I UK - >. < •W: EatiiMu-ji Cull,- iiu-.tjng .|i.,kf ..t i In- ;:.i(«-r, hi of having thought ol tin- ( ■hich is (rrtainlv an inlimt ban "runny I Jogs wi -\V, l-'mnix *' No. 2 is the first reallv Ill,- liN ,-;,«„ M \evvn litll ,.7;"Wv/.'// ( . e.gh. en shill ngs Mr. Puneh's long series or eartoons. 'litis was done by A. S. I lennine. 0^ -^^ ■::%'- ■ : :■-. j. ^P S^i /'('act ^4i '-^fe^-^' THE FIRST TOOTH. this sketch is doiiUcdlv" l>v Thackcrav : the lull ran It is the first part of a full-paw article he cartoon sl„„,„ in Xo. f, contains llle hirth of the Prince on November 9. 1 S. picture ot ( in, vii \ ii ton:! in /,ov,//. ;iml .mil which ,il-.o i.tox to tin ::-,i: ... | '!■<>' nts Mr koli, rt [Yd sent lor bv th, caused to the Kilif. "1 llano,..: l„ tin hi of the t.l, loon's .,o,ll,l child. /',„„■/, writ, "There are now two cradles between 1 LM ds Mr. Punch's politics, owing words from " 11 encveXefthosfonhc'"'^ TTiC"™ ., " u'iT' .1 - , 1 Jf'jl^ * i™==Er rsri— . ; STKAND MAGA/.LXI-:. , V i h . c !] N "> ' 6 K f, published, Disraeli was i'oung England " party, jil pi m mm ^^fc- ^ i Radical into a Tory : hence the i'onhiincd in the lines below this it part of this article Mr. Punch's f i"fr^-.C-*!i!''. .:<■ ' ifi ' i fourth D„vK ,.l " Mr. |„hn Hull after an attack income Tax." '['his was publish, ,1 in i sprin-nt i.S.|K, ami must I Hunk have be by tin- war i,S.|S. [he l;i\ l« tit ;cl. in tin- /, thr vcars i.Sj/i to 1852. N'o. 25 was drawn by Thackeray, in 1S4 of^oo ; the Sunday Times, and of Douglas jerrold, who is leaning against the padded gofcfi : gouty and entrance. of the water every day. Dr. Daniel abundant, and the visitors one evenin ■Inoss. who prescribed for the sick and taking iln-ir o »n-tii uli< »nal promenade on tl nis in .: large wig, brown coat, and skeleton descend from i he cascade. j-day, however, Spinbronn is no longer 1-Yitz. It was naturally supposed that ouri'le watering place. The fashionable mini lei bail been committed at Spinbror )!■•■; haw disappeared ; 1 )r. 1 laselnoss has some wars before, and that the victim h;; i .,,, U\< nr-w-t,,-,. ■ ,m,1 tL. t.m-n i..: ,,„!,■ I ,, "ihrrm-n into tin- «nnrr-F> Ullt tt d by a range and unpravdented catastrophes, 1 Councillor Hrcmen. of l'irmcsans, Milled » THE STRAND MAGAZINE. Irupeds, birds, reptiles. In fact, seek his fortur »st horrible things that could be fill, and was al of the neeroes ilasdnoss wrote and published a tin- it irred. Happily he escaped d publish ,e bones were his fortune. He t rid, that they America, and about the period of which I ted there in a speak, returned to Pirmesans, and bought iversal Deluge, the hoiu.r and wb.ii remained of the practice is plumage, fell from the cascade. Impos her shoulders. Altogether si ible to maintain that these had existed singular - looking creature, th i Hn-lishman. * 'ommoilore laugh was dry and he. had collected a THE SPIDER OF GUYANA. I tremble only to look ■ o] transmission oi minis, ami inyskTious at it. tilings whirh they had observed in their ■■ Ami. -mv enough, a sudden pallor spread trawls. Another mystery to me was the over his fare. singular ml!t:emv which the doctor appeared — [Jab:' said my guardian, 'all that is generally particularly lively, ready to he scream at a s])ider, you wen- irighiened, trembled like a leal' if she encountered he" m>c regard the creature wiih a strong micro- master's eyes fixed upon her. scope, you would be astonished at the •'I have told you that hirds. and ,-;■■■■ dm.nv of it-, organ.--, a: llieir admirable cavern. After the disappearance of die - ■ li disgusts me.' -aid the commodore, visitors. some of the old inhabitant i^isotielv. ' Pouff I ' remembered that about like vears befom " And' he walked awav. a young girl, Loisa Mull, rning to gather herbs, ai en or heard of again, but her witn mm. ss had written so eloqucnlb ■■'Little stupid.' -aid he. while his cyc- le poor girl, who had, no doubt, fh^lied. ' nohodv compels you to look at : '- Imost daily acted upon '■ Kvidently he was angry, and Sir Thomas. ie cavern, and terror spread throughout lb ■ " ■ Vmn guardian loves his spiders, brant/, strict. he said, kindly. ' We prefer the trees am "One afternoon, in the month of July. m\ the grass. Co'me with me for a drive.' msin was occupied in classifying his insects —Yes, go.' returned the doctor, 'and b 2fore, at which he was highly delighted. I "Sir Thomas turned and laughed, and w. as helping by making a needle red hot in went out to the carriage. "Sir Thomas, lying hack in a chair near -ell. and sent hack bis servant. He placet ■y,U , hi s h 77/A' SrK.LV/) MAGAZLXIC. d. The poi that I could see. The ! m and the shadows wei :asoundofbirdorofinsec >f death filled the solitude. ' This sihr htened me. I climbed c m to the ro right and 1, [called; responded. The sound :ated by the echoes filled 11 I 1 .' 1 ' r ' OF GUYANA. ■•■I lead :>.i,i :lf,' said tl loor. was very pale. 'Tell us de: lmr>l l 'im',"il',r room \vl'ur. ' I >". \Vcbcr .t'nd in the depths of the cavern ome invited friends were waiting for ns. enveloped in its web— Ah Run, run : Sir Thoma- is dead : Sir Thomas " Dr. Weber glanced niiitu ^t'rVseen le. Neither o i I , her master's approach Agatha began ible. The doctor entered brusquely. arelj entered before, with Hash neck. He cried out, " Mon Dieu. M,.n Dieu nd without a word being exchanged Then the spider returned, spun its \u hem [he poor woman began to cry. round him. and swam slowly, genii}' back no. I will not.' she shrieked. ' the extremilv of the cavern: drawing S I will,' returned the doctor, in tl Thomas after it In the thread attached to i THE STRAND MAGAZINE. itelligible words, and stopped. The toi hatchets on their shouldrr>. My guardian water. 'Inwards midnight the opening wai THE SPIDER OF GUYA.YA. ok a lighted torch, " Evidently driven by th the skv. preceded l>\ dense clouds of smoke, and rustled into die middle ■ ■■ [lie II. ones Indited In the rrarkline liana- . Ii.id a weird lursre as a man s. reddish violet In i ol .an. The Training Ship " Exmouth." lui vmciit anil with ,i measurement mtnal ami suiiml pt.utiea; ti.umna ,,n 'man l)J 5i;ft., is I.oikIoii'.s training ship this veteran three-decker. easel's ninety- line porthole- still »!neh has attended the E.\m,;,lll is in' ■uii thuueji her armament i (insist- ( aptain - Superintendent in St. ni' Con- Its eomplemenl ,ould iX.,o. as /»,/■;■.', rVjfi "3EH8 i'fB L.**iy : - ^^^h !|a£ « " Uu. ^I' v /^ -m^jj; report of Admiral liosanquet, th; whom as Inspecting ( 'aptain Ci-m-i of Xaval Training Ships there <■; hardly be a better authority, ni; uah:u"-iih.li.-akna:i:. iir-a in tin- M. .liter Metropolitan --- -.n board the Polyphemus ; " lfb; r SlliW Hr I NING SHIP "EX.UOUTH ■• l' Exmoutli is as thai i>n board a observance of these three pr f*7WI i!:M • ■ tec * ^P zu'ii ^t^-'^lifyiE^j^' 7 """— classes are kept going. Yet not sound experience ^ v...,. .. J THE TRAILING SHIP "EX akc to their musketry, bayonet, and in tin- use nl ' rillc, cutlass, and ram I. Reader, you need Inn look al and in their more extensive and complic; ting snap-shots to [eel tri.it. when application to mililarv tactics, is den ■■— — d by the photo- : "— However, the champions of disarmament making, and so mi, an: part ol the iv.uk -s ih<: ami the ad\u<ati > ft pra<v must imt asMinic Un.-. I:;iu- lu haru and ••> prow , liu ant al. that tlu: training ship's youthful crew is Indeed, most of the extensive and often Ml! - l'„ I," ,, , , ' • . |. accounted for by the very nature, by\iie Very N " » '<"<'<•>< Nla " h -'» «"»"-'' '"""" » I' 1 -"" <' 1 "«- l ' i "' l! A' v//;<v.'// ( ' abmr all to pn uhi. v sail. >rs nf the work. Thus: ■ ■; S7A',l-\7) UA< ;.i/.i XE. of London's Training although, reader, I would lain tell vol the large and exeeptionallv skilled h. Hall, than whom there from the na.ilieal Kxmonlll hoys, it n this briganline. Apart th raining she affords to the ] 1 she who. by means of her mi o southern and western on omplenienl ol eecellelltly 111 before them is s 'wir .:;";;'; ',!:: t7t :,;; f and supremacy of the isoled by the hope tl Bv W. \ \ Jacobs. >ursc, there is a deal of ughtfully. The men call i'Imii, in lln .itll.il* ..ill There was one chap aboard. Bill C as he used to make a partikler ma Bill 'ad the misfortin to *ave red 'air, a way the male used to throw that in was disgraceful. Fortunately for us < souk! od> to hulls | i [ i| il \ i in a bad temper, .-specially if ilu-v'w ad square. If 1 could on'y 'ave 'im alont THE STKAXD MAGA/.IXE. " 'Cos I ail soft. "Black your fart' an' 'amis air legs, was silting with Smith on the port side o' I ami dress up in them rntton ihings. a.tal go gallev. when v. heard a 'uhbuh approachi ashm-e and eet in 'is way." the ship. It was the mate just comi last Joe, who seemed to take a great interest and third officers ran up to him to see wT in it. went ashore and got tile dials for 'em. was the matter, and while he was telli They w-as a light lit I'or Hill. Hindu's not them, up comes the skipper. being as wide as they might he. hut joe said " Yen don't mean to tell me, Mr. Fingal if 'e didn't I >ciid ahum he'd he all right, and ses the skipper, in surprise. " that you've be l'ullin. whowas a smaller man. ...ad his »a- knock. ■■ about like that by them mild a. fust class. meek Hindus?" lu.i -.-rati ;iv. in' ink bill .'ii.in'i like. Tien live Herman ssilur-mcn. And I lieked \ like that. and the second and third pats the mate . "Look 'ere," ses the carp. liter. " nnlhin' the back, just like you pat a dog you doi \ t ' lili" ses' Bill give me some trouble. ' hock at no ,'vo I " might b. iii.ae.i e.e.:i Ilin.hi for ail ymi looked at It. seal il Ocn'n'v was a beamy. could tell to the difference.'' ses lite " i hope von reported this at the polit pentcr being a very superior sort of a man, a large number, but 1 drove 'em off. and and quite an artist in 'is wav. an' Hill sat don't think they'll meddle with any Briti down an' let 'im do 'iin with -.nine stuff mil fust officers again." of a can that made 'in. look like a Hindu " You'd better turn in," ses the secor whai 'ad boon polished. Then bob belli The mate limped off will, him, at " It's the mate's pride." ses the ei "He didrrt like being knocked a expected of van, the mate aboard, to make sure. Ther :asv time abed this v'v'gc. " enec in the wav tliev came al tc start fust," ses Ted Hill. that of the mate' Tim- d brill to speak. "Tell quite done up, and at last dropped off m THE STRAND MAGAZINE. " Soap," answers Bill, mad-like ; -'why, I've o' course, we jumped out o' our bunks and used more soap than I've used lor six months :;<u between 'em and told him plainly that it )od," ses Joe; "give your- tried everything we could think of, f' FALSE COLOURS. 3Sj at Inst. " Oh, desa v ..i'l' cilkniLi wiih our mouths kindness. Jou was perfectly si k up like Kn^li-shnu-n wol we nobody could siy hut wot it w;is THE STRAND MAGAZINE. :s Ted by-and-by, glari FALSE COLOURS. it? What have you been doing to jour- swelled without bursting. • selves?" " I don'l believe a word of it," lie ses, at "Xothin', shy' ,0s Dill, 'umblv ; "it was last done in ii<." " Why not ? " ses the skipper, sharply. 1 I k I i I I I tl t 1 | 1 would ha' melted a stone. fellows went and blacked themselves for lull, I '' Who did it ? " ses the skipper. do you ? " ses the skipper. \ round helpless like, an. 1 II quiet look round, when we was set on to by the men looking sly anil ,unu.-.ed, and 1 think ■• U'e fought em ... Ii.n.: as we could, .sir," skipper alter reading us all a little leeture on I ses Bill, " then we was both knocked sense- getting into lights without reason, sent the less, and wlu;i we cattle t.. i.tu-iK.'. i\e was two chaps below ag'in am! tek! em to turn in "What sort o' men w u re they ? " a-kctl the way 'time, and took sich a interest in seeing skipper, getting excited. em change from black to brown and from "Sailor-men. sir." ses bub. t.uiiii.e in his light brov.. to spotted lemon, that the mate spoke. " llutohic or (Icrnl.nih, or something daren't do "-.thing to them, but gave us their Animal Actualities. THE STRAXD MAGA/.1XE. AX1MAL ACTl WUTIES. ';$£ l \- then- beloved daughter, and they said in [he Now the (wo Kings consulted together as But as the girl became every day more Princess. bur they were no longer friendly liassadur appeared to rcqucsl [he girl's id for his Sovereign. And again the become suspicious of attv pre them. What was l,) be done ? " I have it 1 I have it 1 " loth llie Kings were Ml anurv at litis ■ sal. and resolved to revenge themselves Spain . tied, suddenly. Then he disguised himself as a golds the poor Princess. \s titev were not able themselves to carrv the Pri their wicked resolve, thev summoned a window, and as she happened it that THE COTTON-WOOL PRINCESS. 1 II 1 1 II Ifarl 1 It out of its case, which In- h;ul up In ihe pre- About this time there lived in a s sent kept hidden, made it sparkle in the town the sor 1'im, , ss beside herself with (I, spa " 1 „ »« 1,1 , sin, ; 1 v ill ,, , out into the world to not see that 1 htue uimed inl, , eoit, ,n wool ? " inv fortune." And her body had, indeed, suddenly "May Heaven be gracious to you, changed into cotton-wool. The King and son \ " said the father, and the youth I Hiieen were in, on-nUihlc at this teitiiiie nil.- his staff and -el nut on his journev. fortune, and they at on.v -oitinu.n, -,l the I le had already left the fields of his no '■ You/ Majesties.' the councillors eon- kill it. THE STRAND MAGAZINE. iniiihtv punch in his ribs. I lie boys Masinan s |ia];ur. ' trumpets plarr ;il this same hum, ami you will find me tar. And here!" ami piiin; hint her white hand in /■///•; ( CTTO.\ .'.' (■■(•/ THE STRASD .\fAGAZIXE. ir Majesty, I implore y< He journeyed on lor several hours, and at smith's ring from your daughter's finger exactly like that ot the Magician. Then he and she will he all right again." knocked at the great gate, and a voice came THE COTTO.\ WOO/. PK/XCf.SS. 1 with the things law '. " igician, and said: [Jut when thu l'rineess heard thesi )ii wished for." she began K> weep like a spoilt child, s ive him all the "He called me a witch: lie said the youth turned That was too much ingratitude ihamefully he had ■e had a tongue. her little linger? ' mth were: "Miserable cobbler : Out of my confusion." exclaimed the youth, seizing sight! Begone!" his head between his two hands in mingled ■r ingratitude was standing in fro i good work, drew the evil ring til-grains, he Then a lovely smile scornfully, "Oh, your husband." nearly vanished, one another in the sight of al A Funeral liv J. II Cape Tom, and those of , life, and ,;,,' . for the I;,, of' liiso, i I and although it may over the company. It seemed as though thunderbolt hud fallen. A " lew ininuti before we had all been talking of the v.iriou amusements which were Intake place durin the < l;i\ . and no thought, except of plcastm bad eiitei e.l our minds. " Who is dead ? '• we asked, and were tol thai a sleerage passenger laid died of eot ■ in comfort and talk scandal (tor was taken down, ev, tubing prepared, lb TRAND MAGAZINE. CI R I OS] TIES.